Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is being widely criticized internationally for suspending Chief Justice just before a general election though he defends citing corruption allegations.
A tweet from the president says Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen is being alleged for corruption and accused not to have disclosed his bank accounts in foreign currencies.
However, critics are saying he tyrannical and unconstitutional while his move is labeled as a coup against democracy.
Campaign Council of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) described Buhari’s move as dangerous and brazen assault of the country’s constitution.
In a released statement the PDP said, “When democracy comes under this kind of virulent attack, then the election itself becomes superfluous.”
Nigeria will go into polls next month and Buhari is seeking for second term amid his party being accused of buying votes by political opponents.
People and several politicians from opposition parties too have strongly criticized Buhari on social media calling him as tyrant and saying the president should go and not Onnoghen.
Senate President Bukola Saraki said a message now has been sent to the world that Nigeria is no longer a democratic nation and has returned to the old, jaded era of military dictatorship.
The new acting Chief Justice is Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad
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